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Jan 3, 2014 7:00pm EST
possible confrontation with government forces. the secretary of state, john kerry, engaging in a second session of diplomacy, advancing middle east peace talks. including prime minister benjamin netanyahu. this includes john mccain and john grasso who were also there. including skepticism about the largely secret deals in the peace agreement. >> support a legitimate peace process. we are also very concerned about some aspects are presented to us about the agreement as to whether or not they are truly enforceable where does not put the state of israel in jeopardy. lou: blasting the palestinian counterpart, accusing him have embracing them as heroes. and violence surging over the past year and launched a series of attacks and joining us now is a political analyst former clinton adviser doug schon. pulitzer prize winner and fox news contributor michael goodwin. and i have to say that as i am watching senator mccain, thinking of senator graham being there to help along secretary john kerry's position is somewhat ambiguous. it doesn't get much more more difficult to take than that. >> first
Al Jazeera America
Jan 4, 2014 2:00pm EST
are threatening the northeast. and secretary of state john kerry said there is progress in his mideast mission. >>> and in the florida every grades a mission comes to an end. >> u.s. secretary of state john kerry said there is progress towards peace in the middle east. at least to talk about it. kerry said he's optimistic that talks can happen, and is now trying to encourage talks between israelis and the palestinians. he's in jerusalem now after spending the day with the palestinians' president. also in jerusalem is our nick schifrin, who was at the talks in ramalah today where he joins us live. nick, we understand that kerry came out this morning and said's making progress. but what exactly is on the table this time around? >> reporter: all kerry is trying to do in his words to create a framework for the guidelines of talks. he's not trying to solve mideast peace this weekend but he wants to get them to gray on what they're going talk about in the future. he has met with them 40 times in the last year and still that's all he can say today. nonetheless, he continues to diplomacy and continues
Al Jazeera America
Jan 6, 2014 2:00am EST
but will not put troops on the yound. >> secretary of state john kerry calling for a ceasefire in south sudan. he calls for a stop to the violence before it becomes an all-out war. >> new rules to ensure commercial pilots get enough sleep. >> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. dangerously cold weather is descending on a big part of the county. forecasters warn that a widespread arctic blast known as the polar vortex threatens to bling a chill not felt in 20 years. some parts of the country could dip below 40 degrees below normal. the northern flames and the upper mid west bracing for weather of minus 60. authorities warn of frostbite and hypothermia. juan carlos molina has more. >> across the midsection, north, south and south-east - cold snow and whipped are bringing -- wind are bringing cities to a stand still. it's part of the polar vortex. it's normal to push the weather to the south, this winter is different. >> areas that are accustomed to cold temperatures have not seen this degree of cold air in 20 years. in some cases we see record lows or highs set. >> the plummeting tempe
Jan 3, 2014 2:00pm PST
start for john kerry. breakfast with his israeli counterpart and time to discuss the latest progress in the middle east talks. it is his 10th visit to the region. once again, john kerry reaffirmed his belief in the peace process. >> we have always known that achieving peace is a long and complicated process. it is a tough road, but this is not mission impossible. >> the ultimate goal is for a comprehensive peace deal to be signed by april. it would foresee a peace deal. so far, there has been no agreement on the fate of palestinian refugees and the status of jerusalem. there is resistance on both sides. just hours before kerry arrived, hundreds turned out to show their opposition to the planned. following five hours of talks, israel's prime minister also cast doubt on the deal. >> i know where i am committed to peace. unfortunately, given the actions and words of palestinian leaders, there is growing doubt in israel that the palestinians are committed to peace. >> as john kerry continues his shuffle diplomacy between israel and the palestinian territories, he is aware that compromise
Jan 2, 2014 5:30am PST
of israeli presence in gaza. >> john kerry is back in the middle east to boost israeli- palestinian peace talks. he is trying to keep negotiations alive. he will be meeting with the palestinian president on friday. >> only weeks after his last visit thomas john kerry is hoping for a step a final israeli peace deal. he kept the framework a closely guarded secret. according to the new york times, the document is likely to be sure, perhaps only a few dozen pages long. issues likeg for the status of jerusalem and armed forces in the jordan valley. also on the table are palestinian demands for the right of return for refugees and beael's demand that it recognized as an exclusively jewish state. the framework is the basis for a comprehensive treaty. initial american hopes look unrealistic. ahead of kerry's visit, leaders on both sides issued reminders of likely stumbling blocks. leader ruled out any deal allowing israeli military to remain on his soil. >> pervez musharraf was rushed to the hospital as he was on his way to court. he officially suffered a heart problem. he is expected to appear b
Al Jazeera America
Jan 3, 2014 12:00pm EST
. a major winter storm slamming the united states. secretary of state john kerry trying to advance the middle east peace talks. plus the latest hurdle for the affordable care act. >>> it is now official the first winter storm of 2014 moving away from new york city but not after dumping several inches of snow in the big apple. the snow had its biggest impact in new england. there are reports of at least two feet of snow in massachusetts, and the storm stranding thousands of airline passengers. much of the east coast being crippled by the storm. erika pitzi is in new york where the roads are the major story, but we begin with john in boston. and the wind is making it feel like it is well below zero. >> you know, dell it is, and it has warmed up in just the last hour. the temperature was around 11 or 12 degrees, but the wind chill makes it feel below zero. let me show you around where we are. this is the finishing line pretty much of the boston marathon over there. so you can tell exactly where we are. and look at the place. there is hardly really anybody here. there is more traffic t
Al Jazeera America
Jan 2, 2014 12:00pm EST
. a broker of peace. secretary of state john kerry now in the middle east. >>> beirut explosion. a hezbollah strong hold is hit. >>> and get ready for things to slow way down in the northeastern part of the country, a major snow storm headed your way. ♪ >>> secretary of state john kerry's visit to the middle east topping our newscast at this hour. kerry is in the region setting up the framework for peace talks which he hopes will come later. nick, what does kerry hope to accomplish this time? >> little baby steps, dell, that's all u.s. officials are saying he is here to today, get a framework that will allow the two sides to talk in the future. and he is really pushing for concessions on both sides. he says it is time that both sides make a lot of hard choices, but he is getting a lot of resistance from prime minister benjamin netenyahu. >> i know you are committed to peace, i know i am committed to peace, but unfortunately given the actions and words of palestinian leaders, there is growing doubt in israel that the palestinians are committed to peace. >> the time is soon arising where lea
Al Jazeera America
Jan 5, 2014 11:00am EST
. secretary of state john kerry has said that the u.s. will support the iraqi government but that does not include putting troops on the ground. t the province is not otherous for the rise of fightingn against american troops after the 2003-led invasion. the islamic state of iraq, they are reportedly still in control of parts of two key cities there. iniran kahn has the latest >> reporter: after a stand-off, the iraqi government is ready to go into fallujah and fight. the agreement was hard-fought. sunni tribes insisted they be part of an operation. other tribes disagreed saying they were, in fact, protecting fallujah. the stand-off is an indication of the tension between sunni tribes in ambar province and the shiia province. >> now. when ep -- >> translator: there is increased coordination between the army and tribesmen. the army provides the tribes with weapons and everything they need in the battle against the terrorists. i think this issue will be resolved within one or two days to expel the armed groups. >> one or two days may be optimistic. the iraqi army has sent out a video o
Al Jazeera America
Jan 3, 2014 2:00am EST
brings states to a standstill. john kerry in talks to brink israel and palestinians together. israel's prime minister expressing doubt that palestines are committed to peace. >> lebanon - a blast, in the city. >> and toronto's mayor, rob ford, says he's running again. >> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. >> the first big winter storm of 2014 has arrived in full force. it's slamming the north-east with stiff winds and punishing cold. it's dumped near 2 feet of snow in parts of region. you are looking at a live shot of new york city. the wind is creating blustery conditions, but the bone-chilling wind is causing problems. in new england 2 feet of snow is on the ground, and there could be wind chills drop 25 below zero. john terrett is in boston. >> well, i'm standing in cockney square in the center of downtown boston. over my shoulder is the finish line for the boston marathon, so you know where we are. the snow is piling up behind me. snow ploughs are coming up and down all the time. the forecast is for driving snow, high blizzard conditions as two storms come together.
Al Jazeera America
Jan 4, 2014 11:00am EST
are the stories that we're following for you right now. secretary of state john kerry said there is progress in the mideast mission. the storm has passed but dangerousy cold temperatures are freezing the northeast. and how best to help the unmr unemployed. finally a rock-n-roll pioneer has died. >> the northeast has survived the first big snowstorm of the year but what is coming next could actually be even more dangerous. al jazeera's erica ferrari has more. >> reporter: the winter storm that dumped up to two feet in parts of the northeast is gone. millions of americans are cleaning up, bundling up and brace forgive what is expected to be some of the coldest weather in years. >> it's a nightmare out there, it's really cold and the winds are brutal. >> i have eight layers on under gleet the bitter cold temperatures in the northeast and mid atlanta states is no laughing matter. so far the blizzard-like conditions have left at least 15 people dead. in new york city the new mayor three days on the job ising in anyone who may see a homeless person out in the freezing temperatures to call the emer
Al Jazeera America
Jan 5, 2014 2:00am EST
of sunni anger at the shi'a-led government reaching fever pitch. secretary of state john kerry says that despite the worse nipping situation american troops will not go back. >> gunbattles are ongoing in fallujah where police say rebels have taken hold of the city center. eight have been killed so far. fallujah is one of the two main cities in anbar province. the other, ramadi is also under siege. anbar was one of the most dangerous places for u.s. forces during the iraq war. 1300 coalition soldiers were killed there during the iraq war. >> so far, here is what we know about the fighters that battled the government. they are affiliated with al qaeda. they are called islamic state of levant. they want to set up an islamic state in iraq and across the border into syria and other countries. al qaeda has taken control of parts of syria already. for more we go to imran khan. >> fighters from the al qaeda-linked islamic state in levant claim to have taken over the main highway into fallujah. one man shouts, "god is great", and points to a burnt-out vehicle claimed it be from iraq's army.
Al Jazeera America
Jan 5, 2014 6:00am EST
. >> diplomatic shuffles - secretary of state john kerry says he's making progress in talks between israelis and palestinians. there's a long way to go. >> violence at the polls - dozens are dead in bangladesh as the opposition calls for an election boycott. >> deep freeze - the mercury in the midwest plummets, as temperatures drop to record-breaking lows. >> good morning, welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm morgan radford. al qaeda's effort to exploit the lack of security in iraq and syria appears to be gaining traction. in iraq two cities are under siege by al qaeda-linked fighters. more alarming is the violence could set off an all-out sectarian war as sunni anger towards the shia-led government intensifie intensifies. despite how bad the fighting has gotten secretary of state john kerry says, "this is a fight that belongs to the iraqis, we are not contemplating returning." >> al qaeda-linked groups have taken control of fallujah. the other province, ramadi, is under siege. it was one of the most dangerous places during the iraq war, where 1300 coalition soldiers were killed. the >> t
Al Jazeera America
Dec 29, 2013 8:00pm EST
for "the week ahead", first juan carlos molina reviews the highlights from 2013. >> vait john kerry is preparing to make his 10th trip, focussing time on this region and complex issues not expected to be resolved became a criticism of john kerry's tenure. the last visit to the region was less than a month ago where he stated the goal of the u.s. >> in order to bring about a comprehensive agreement that can withstand anybody's test. on a positive note the nuclear negotiations with iran was hailed as a success, the islamic republic agreeing to open up discussions. >> president obama and john kerry were criticised on their handling of the military situation in syria and intervention, both making pleas on humanitarian ground and deferring o congress. >> edward snowden stirred the diplomatic pot when he revealed the us had been spying on its allies, angela merkel was outramed when -- outraged when it was discovered that her cell phone was monitored. >> between allies, there must be trust. >> the obama tried to shift the focus so asia, particularly made after john kerry's comment at the a
Al Jazeera America
Jan 2, 2014 2:00am EST
- why syria missed the deadline. >> secretary of state john kerry to begin another round of talks with the israelis and palestinians. >> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. >> you are looking at a live picture of the empire state building here in new york city. it's clear skies at the moment. that is quite literally the calm before the storm. a severe winter storm is headed towards the north-east, and is expected to impact a wide stretch from washington d.c. to new england. the storm system walloped the great labellings wreejon. chick -- lakes region. chicago was hit with 9 inches of snow and more today. 400 flights were cancelled at chicago's o'hare airport. the east-west is bracing for a storm, expected to pack a blizzard like temperatures, flirting with 0 degrees. the governor of new york said the state may close major highway as a caution. >> in boston city schools closed for the week, declaring a snow emergency for the region. let's go to kevin corriveau for more on the storm's project path. >> well, we are seeing our weather deteriorate across north-east because
Al Jazeera America
Jan 4, 2014 11:00pm EST
are hard to enforce. >> israel's secretary of state john kerry says progress is being made in mid east peace talks, but they are far from a deal. nick schifrin has more from jerusalem. >> john kerry met with israeli and palestine officials 40 times in the last year, and today he said he's making a little bit of progress. it is slow, arduous work. diplomacy between two people fighting for much of the last six decades. he is determined to do it and all he is trying to do is create the framework for the guideline of peace. he's not trying to solve middle east peace, he's just trying to get the two sides to agree on what they are going to talk about in the future. that is what he's aiming for. >> what emerged in the talks is a sticking point. israel is demanding the palestinians accept it as a jewish state. israel didn't demand israel or jordan accept it as a jewish state. israel says palestinians, in order for them to know that they are going to be a true partner in peace must say israel is jewish. palestinians say wait a minutes we have said you have a right to exist. if we identify you
Al Jazeera America
Jan 2, 2014 11:00am EST
>> welcome to aljazeera america, i'm del walters. secretary of state, john kerry is trying to start peace talks this. and this explosion in beirut. and four people are now dead. >>> and the rescue team trying to free people trapped in the arctic since christmas eve. topping our news at this hour, secretary of state, john kerry,'s visit to the middle east. kerry is in the region, setting the framework for peace talks. nick shepard is in jerusalem, and what does kerry hope to accomplish on trip number 10? >> reporter: well, del, there have been a lot of trips and a lot of meetings between palestinian and israeli officials in the last months, and both sides are no closer to peace than they were six months ago. there are a lot of sceptics among both sides and officials who are work for john kerry. so as he sat next to benjamin netanyahu, he addressed the critics and said, let's have some optimism as we go forward. >> i know, i come here with no illusions. i know that there are many who are sceptical whether or not the two parties can achieve peace. but i will tell you that i h
Al Jazeera America
Jan 3, 2014 2:00pm EST
. and secretary of state john kerry doing the diplomatic shuffle turning his attention to palestinian president. and birth control and the affordable care act the obama administration now appealing to the supreme court. ♪ >>> delays, cancellations and bitterly cold temperatures all part of the first major snow storm in the northeast this year. that storm already being blamed for 11 deaths as it moved across the country this yeek. you are looking at the plains over the now. the orange planes are the ones that aren't flying. nearly 2,000 flights have already been canceled. another thousand have been delayed. richelle carey is in new york where 1 million kids spent the day at home, but first to john terrett in boston. john, boston got hit on both fronts today, the snow and the cold. >> reporter: you know, dell, it really did, and the school kids in massachusetts are also off as well. this was an absolutely huge storm. i was listening to the governor of connecticut last night. he was talking about it not being that much of a big storm, but i have just seen a picture from nasa, and this stretches
Al Jazeera America
Jan 4, 2014 12:00pm EST
are the stories we're following for you today. the nation braces for freezing cold temperatures. and john kerry in the middle east meeting with palestinian leaders today. plus delayed peace talks as the plight of refugees worsen. we'll talk with the united nations next. >> the midwest is now in a better deep freeze, and those historic lows are spreading. in massachusetts the first storm of the year caused a surge that turned the town into an ice river. >> reporter: the storm that dumped up to two feet in the northeast is gone, but the mounds of snow and arctic temperatures remains. millions of americans are cleaning up, bundling up and bracing for what is expected to be some of the coldest weather in years. >> it's a nightmare out there. it's really cold and the winds are brutal. >> i have eight layers on. >> reporter: but the cold temperatures is no laughing matter. frostbite and hyperthermia are a very real threat. so far the blizzard like conditions have left 15 people dead. in new york city the new mayor just three days on the job is asking anyone who may see a homeless person out in the fr
Al Jazeera America
Jan 3, 2014 11:00am EST
for you. a major snowstorm in the northeast bringing planes, trains and automobiles to a crawl. john kerry meeting with palestinian leaders with a bid for peace. and the obama administration with a challenge for the affordable care act. two third of the east coast being crippled by the first major snowstorm of the year. we want to show you right now this. the planes in the air at this hour over the united states. according to flight, nearly 2,000 flights in the u.s. have already been canceled. another 1,000 delayed today. the vast majority of them being in the northeast. erica is out on the streets of new york, but first we go to john carroll in boston where the windchill is below 0. john, what is the latest from boston is this >> reporter: hey, del, the latest from boston, the sun is starting to peek through the clouds, but it's very very cold. it's only two or three degrees here with the windchill at -15, -18, something like that. so it's very very cold. i think that the feeling in massachusetts, which is really in the eye of the storm here, rather dodged a bullet in the end. w
Al Jazeera America
Jan 4, 2014 2:00am EST
of state john kerry gets is not so warm welcome in the west bank. >> hello, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm morgan radford live from new york city. >> digging out of the snow after a new year storm slams the north-east. at least 16 people were killed in blizzard-like conditions. the governors of new york and new jersey declared states of emergency. in boston temperatures are expected to reach zero degrees. the cold snap is not over, and reporters - forecasters say prepare for another blast. richelle carey has more. >> the first winter storm of 2014 delivered. almost 2 feet of sydney in parts of massachusetts, 18 in new york, and parts of ramont the wind chill made it fill like 29 below, cold enough to cause frostbite in half an hour. in maine, it's 45 below. >> i'm layered up. >> many major highways were closed. more than 10,000 flights across the u.s. were delayed or cancelled because of the storm. residents in new york city were asked to stay home and warm. shelters filled with many who normally slept on the streets. >> normally we open three times a day for meals, and a lot of guest
Dec 31, 2013 2:00pm PST
has vowed to disrupt the olympics. >> u.s. secretary of state john kerry will make his way to the middle east this week to continue peace efforts there. >> today, israel released 26 palestinian prisoners as part of the arrangements to get those talks started. >> the release has only further highlighted the immense challenges before a deal can be reached. >> palestinians celebrated as prisoners released by israel arrived early on tuesday in ramallah in the west bank. most of this group spent 20 years in jail, many for murder. the palestinian president welcomed them and made a promise . >> we will not sign a final peace deal with israel until all the prisoners are released. >> almost 5000 palestinians are in israeli prisons. those freed today are among the 104 israel agreed to release as a confidence-building measure in the confidence of her nude peace talks. the israeli government is dismayed at the hero's welcome the men received. >> last night, we saw the palestinian authority glorifying terrorists, glorifying individuals who are guilty of terrible crimes, of killing innoc
Jan 3, 2014 5:30am PST
. the u.s. secretary of state john kerry says his is -- needs with his israeli counterpart outdoor lieberman. secure aing to framework for a palestinian agreement. kerry wants to sign off on a comprehensive treaty by april. let's go to our correspondent in jerusalem. kerry is continuing his shuttle diplomacy today. how are his tactics being received? >> the secretary of state, i think, has people here worry. he is shuttling between jerusalem and ramallah. it is significant that the two leaders, even after four and a half months of negotiations the dream people below them, are not prepared to meet yet. a are not yet ready to meet. john kerry is going between them with a combination of charm and determination, but i think it makes people here nervous. you could see that both sides in advance of this talk were spinning, taking open, and, suggesting that these talks might fail for a variety of reasons. each of them are trying to prepare their defense and saying it is not my fault. it is now put up or shut up time. will they say no to him, our work -- or walk further down the road towar
Jan 5, 2014 2:30pm PST
in afghanistan. >> secretary of state john kerry is asking people to compromise for peace. john kerry met with leaders in jordan and saudi arabia before returning to jerusalem. there, he conceded there was a chance his mission could fail, but he refused to name the remaining stumbling blocks at the talks. out onenot going to lay particular example or another except to say to you that the path is becoming clearer. the puzzle is becoming more defined, and it is becoming much more apparent to everyone what the remaining tough choices are and what the options are with respect to those choices. as many asisrael, 30,000 african migrants turned out for a peaceful demonstration in tel aviv. many of them entered the country illegally, and there is a refusal to give them refugee status as well as the detention of hundreds of asylum seekers. the authorities to detain the illegal immigrants for up to a year without trial. there is more. >> many thousands packed into central tel aviv for the israeli migrant protest. some estimates say one out of three unauthorized migrants showed up, and many are from
Al Jazeera America
Jan 2, 2014 1:00pm EST
and barry. >> we will see you then then. ahead, u.s. secretary of state, john kerry cordis his shuffle diplomacy. old rivals, serena williams we will hear all of the details after this. at fukushima daiich >> three years after the nucular disaster, the hidden truth about the ongoing cleanup efforts and how the fallout could effect the safety of americans >> are dangerous amounts of radioactive water, leaking into the pacific eververyday? >> join america tonight's michael okwu for an exclusive four part series, as we return to fukushima only on al jazeera america >> start with one issue ad guests on all sides of the debate. and a host willing to ask the tough questions and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5pm et / 2pm pt only on al jazeera america ... >> welcome back. a quick reminder top stories here here on al jazeera. four people have been killed in a bomb attack in lebanon's capitol. it happened in a stronghold in southern beirut. 7,000 civilians were killed in attacks in iraq in 2013. the number is the highest in five years. the u.n. said the
Al Jazeera America
Jan 2, 2014 2:00pm EST
to bring peace to the middle east. john kerry heading back to israel. >>> plus an explosion in lebanon. at least six people dead in a hezbollah stronghold. >>> the northeast is bracing getting ready for another major snowstorm. >>> secretary of state john kerry's visit to the middle east topping our newscast at this hour. he's in that region setting up the framework for peace talks that he hopes will come later. kerry landing in israel earlier today. al jazeera has more from jerusalem. >> reporter: palestinians and israelis have been meeting for six months and had 20 meetings as part of these peace talks, but they're nowhere closer ton agreement when they started in july. secretary of state john kerry arrives here with a very simple, direct message to both sides. now is the time to decide whether you will make any compromises for peace. >> as i said not so many months ago at the airport as i left, the time is soon arriving where leaders are going to have to make difficult decisions. we are close to that time, if not at it. >> reporter: on the israeli side netanyahu is expected to agree
Jan 5, 2014 7:00am PST
things for joining us. first us secretary of state john kerry is on his way to jordan this after three days of intense shuttle diplomacy between israeli and palestinian leaders. in his attempt a trip to the region kerry has stepped up his efforts to bring about a peace deal as an aggrieved believes april deadline looms but as things stand both sides refused to budge on their demands. what else is less cost to jerusalem where prospect at stella defendant is standing by now gallagher carry a landing there in nom on a short while ago but he's arrived with frustration this over israel's apparent rejection of the jordan valley proposal what more can you tell us. cus signatures state that has indeed been faced with a yet another setback with the israel clearly rejecting any us suggested concessions on management of its secure it in the jordan valley the israeli minister of intelligence a year but started saying that anyone who suggests that israel should relinquish a security in the jordan valley to the palestinian force with a third party such as an international force for technological mea
Jan 4, 2014 3:00pm PST
is john kerry talking with palestinians. we'll talk about that next. then, later, more on the winter storm and the coldest, snowiest, iciest football game ever. >>> secretary of state, john kerry says progress has been made in making peace in the middle east. today, kerry met for the second time with palestinian leader and flew back to egypt for a meeting with benjamin netanyahu in as many days. >> it has to be laid down in a way which the parties have confidence and they know the road ahead is real. >> the diplomacy is set up to end the conflict between israel and palestine. it will address issues like security. now, we are going to dive into the two stories we have been talking ability. kerry's progress in the middle east and the bloody upswing of violence in iraq. john kerry's focus is in the wrong place in israel and the west bank. critics can't understand why kerry isn't concentrating on a turning point in iraq. al qaeda linked roots are taking control of parts of the city of flew shah. i have two guests with me. thanks for being with us. explain, first of all, what is wrong with the
Jan 2, 2014 2:00am PST
for peace in the middle east. secretary of state john kerry arrived in israel]a with talks with prime minister benjamin netanyahu and also he will meet with palestinian president mahmoud abbas. nic robertson is live for us. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry is coming along here to push along the talks. five months and they began at the end of july last year. due to run to the end of april this year. he is bringing what senior state department officials describe as a framework agreement with him that is designed to bridge the gaps that exist over the past 20 -- more than 20 sort of peace talk meetings held here, of which kerry is president at eight of them. this is his ninth visit here. this is an effort to bridge the gaps and understanding. a framework agreement that will lay out the road work, the map, if you will, to get to a permanent status solution. it is described as senior state department official as taking both leaders to the top of the hill, if you l so they can look down and see what the permanent state of solution will look like. we are told no specific details bu
Al Jazeera America
Jan 5, 2014 6:00pm EST
] >> top in the newshour secretary of state john kerry says the u.s. will not send american soldiers back to iraq even in this country reels from al qaeda-linked violence. militants have taken over two key cities, fallujah and ramadi in anbar province. government forces are fighting for control. more from imran khan. >> after a standoff lasting day, the iraqi army is ready to go into the fallujah city and fight the i.s.i.l. the agreement to do so was hard fought. local sunni tribes insisted they be part of any attack. others disagreed. the standoff is an indication of the tension between sunni tribes in anbar and the shi'a-led government. the prime minister nouri al-maliki has his agreement and is poised to act. >> translation: there's increased coordination with the army and tribesman. the army provides the tribes with weapons and everything they need in the battle against the terrorists. i think the issue will be resolved within one for two days. >> that may be optimistic. the iraqi army sent out a video of surgical airtricks, but they are limited to the cities. other strong holds are i
Al Jazeera America
Jan 5, 2014 8:00pm EST
it will cause a clash between sunnis tloil the army and those loyal to the militants. john kerry says no more american troops will be put on the ground. the former al qaeda teen chief said other forms of u.n. support may be available. >> not necessarily in numbers of fighters, but in terms of popular support it is probably growing. there's much more sympathy for the al qaeda fighters who say they are trying to protect the sunni minority against the shia majority in iraq. >> you mentioned taking the stand. secretary of state john kerry said, "we are willing to support iraq, but are not going to put boots on the ground. what will he go to demonstrate the support. >> the iraqis would welcome a lot more intelligence from the united states and surveillance drones and things like that. i think one of their problems is knowing what is going on on the ground. i think that the americans obviously have a great deal of expertise not just in that thing but iraq itself. he'll be looking for the political and practical support. i don't think there's fundamentally much support for al qaeda. they are a bunch
Jan 2, 2014 2:00pm PST
. >>> coming up, secretary of state john kerry is in the middle east hoping to find a plan for peace. how successful will he be? i'll speak with someone who has been inside the negotiating room just ahead. >>> john kerry is focused on bringing peace to the middle east. he's in israel meeting with the israelis, then the palestinians, determined as ever to find a solution that has eluded so many before him. cnn foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty is following his trip. what is the latest? >> john kerry is in israel to clinch a deal that could be a game changer, but being a mediator between israelis and palestinians is one of the toughest jobs in the world. after five months, rounds of negotiations, on his tenth trip to israel as secretary of state, john kerry is trying to prove it's not mission impossible to get a peace agreement between israelis and palestinians. >> i come here with no illusions. i know that there are many who are skeptical of whether or not the two parties can achieve peace. >> reporter: kerry wants what he calls a framework. it's not a final deal, but a guidelin
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. aljazeera says it is fabricated nonsense. >> netanyahu has told u.s. secretary of state john kerry there is growing doubt they are committed to peace. it's the 10th visit to israel on the occupied west bank in the last 12 months. he hopes to make this the year israel and palestinians seal a long he will loose as i have deal. >> the time is soon arriving where leaders are going to have to make difficult decisions. we are close to that time, if not at it. i think we understand the circumstances within which we are working. >> our correspondent live in jerusalem, nick, we have to ask however along these two sides have been able to my or to talk and agree on anything. >> these sides have met 20 times in the last six months. you'd think after that they would be farther along. as you heard secretary of state john kerry say there, look, it's about time now that people are making decisions and right after he said that, he used this phrase, he he says we're trying to narrow differences on a framework that will provide agreed guidelines for core issues, so a framework on guidelines, we're no
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might seem possible. john: john kerry has been busy foreign front what does he have to achieve? >> a whole lot of middle east. john kerry is in the middle east trying to push on that and in the second half of january, there is supposed to be a peace conference near geneva on syria. there's an irony there because this is an administration that said it wanted to do less middle east and more asia. so far that's not happening. john: president obama leaves hawaii saturday night. congress comes back on monday. what is the first thing they have to take care of? >> one of the things is the that erm unemployment expired last year. it's unclear how many republicans will join in. what this would do is help out long-term employed, people with weekly benefits but it's also going to set the stage for a broader conversation on income and equality we'll hear later in the year, the essential theme of the president's state of the union address. that will explain a lot about how this year is going to go. john: amy, 10 months until november. what dot done airs and candidates need to do right now?
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this year for new york. we'll have more on the storm coming up this hour. also next, john kerry back in the middle east coming up the hurdles he faces on his mission for peace. >>> welcome back to cnn news room. 24 minutes after the hour right now. travel is highly discouraged across much of the northeastern u.s. at this moment. roads are icy, and visibility is poor at best. flying is not even an option. in many cases more than 2200 flights have been canceled. the hardest-hit airport, chicago's o'hare and boston's logan airport stopped its flights a few hours ago. we'll have more on the storm in a moment. but first a check of some of the other stories that we're following. we have this just in. india's prime minister is about to call it quits. he says he'll step down after this year's elections even if his congress party defies the odds and wins a third consecutive term. mr. singh says it's time to hand the job to a new prime minister. >>> u.s. secretary of state john kerry will be heading to the west bank today for talks with palestinian thorn president mahmoud abbas. kerry trying t
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and happy new year. >> you too. >> up next, will the new year bring hope for mideast peace. john kerry's latest effort to bring stability to the volatile region. that's just one of the foreign policy challenges facing president obama in 2014 from afghanistan to syria to russia. the administration's foreign policy plate is full, but will americans's appetite for intervention keep getting smaller. first a look ahead at the politics planner. 10:00 a.m., marriages are being performed in chicago. the vacation chuck todd circled is the sugar bowl from alabama versus bob stoops' oklahoma. we will being back with more on "the daily rundown" only on msnbc. announcer ] with nearly 7 million investors... oh hey, neill, how are you? [ male announcer ]'d expect us to have a highly skilled call center. kevin, neill holley's on line one. ok, great. [ male announcer ] and we do. it's how edward jones makes sense of investing. [ coughs ] i've got a big date, but my sinuses are acting up. it's time for advil cold and sinus. [ male announcer ] truth is that won't relieve all your symptoms. hmm? [
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troops are going to take back a city by force. >> pushing for peace in the middle east john kerry is beginning another round of talks with palestinians. >> looking ahead to medical breakthroughs, including high-tech band-aids doing more than recovering cuts. >> >> we are less than 48 hours into 2014, and the north-east is bracing for its first severe winter storm of the year. it's expected to wallop a wide stretch of the eastern see board from washington to new england. >> the powerful storm is threatening to bury parts of new york and boston under a foot of snow, a winter storm warning has been issued. the storm could become a blizzard with the metro area experiencing face-numbing temperatures nearing negative 10 degrees. new york governor is considering closing the major highways as a precaution and in massachusetts they are preparing for the worse, declaring a snow emergency with 18 inches expected in some parts of the state. in advance of the storm boston mayor closed city schools through friday. >> erica pittsy is live for us. snow ploughs and trucks are ready for a significa
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, there's no complaints out there, right? >> they have the right. >>> making progress -- john kerry's push for peace in the middle east. plus michael douglas and catherine decezeta-jones, toget again? >>> welcome back, everybody. former president george h.w. bush tweeted for the third time ever thursday. giving a shout-out to presidents obama and clinton. mr. bush thanked them for their get well wishes and advice for barbara and cracked a little joke saying she doesn't take the advice of every president she knows. >>> a spokesman for the bush family sent out a tweet saying mrs. bush is doing great. he noted she's excited to get home to her dogs and oh yeah, her husband, too. >>> secretary of state, john kerry, met with israeli prime minister benjamin netenyahu thursday to further middle east peace talks, while acknowledging peace is an uphill battle, kerry showed optimism. >> we are now five full months into this negotiation. we have always known that achieving peace is a long and complicated process. it's a tough road. but this is not mission impossible. >> today secretary kerry meets wit
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. meanwhile, battling iraqi security forces right near fallujah. secretary of state john kerry said the u.s. will support the iraqi government but wouldn't put any more troops on the ground. the anbar province is notorious for, slammic state of iraq and the levant are reportedly still in control of two key cities there. al jazeera's imran khan has the story. >> the iraqi army is ready to go into fallujah and fight the group isil. other tribes disagreed saying isil fighters were in fact protecting fallujah. the standoff is the indication of the standoff of sunni tribes and the shia led government. now nouri al maliki, has the upper hand. >> the army provides the tribes with all the weapons they need against the terrorists, one or two days to expel the armed groups. >> reporter: but one or two days may be optimistic. surgical air strikes against the isil fighters. getting rid of the fighters there will prove to be more challenging. only adding to the worries of the iraqi government are increasingly vocal critics of the prime minister. >> we call on the government to call on the demands of
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of state john kerry arriving in the region. this week for talks with the israelis and the palestinians. will 2014 see historic accords and the tribe of diplomacy? or growing global disorder. we are back. matt kaminski also joins the panel. let's focus on the diplomacy first. what chances are -- is there for either of these deals? >> it is strange to see john kerry arrive in israel by some kind of reflection of the last decade. i will try to get peace to israelies and palestinians. >> he is spending a lot of time there. >> he is. all around israel you will see in lebanon, syria, iraq, in egypt and growing instability and the spread of the syrian conflict across the borders, the rise of al qaeda again, we are told it was almost dead. al qaeda because of the syrian civil war. and these are really going to be the concerns for 2014. >> you are saying that's the big problem and meanwhile, he is paying attention here to conflict if not settled at least contained. >> just very bizarre. reflects an ambition president obama came into office saying they are going to extend hand to the enemies and
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telephone tied to us secretary of state john kerry on tuesday. their agenda putting included issues on japan. i had already country the foreign ministers and the mesh and gemini and vietnam via phone on monday to discuss matters concerning japan. chinese president hu shi jian ping deliver the new year's address focusing on his country's best was the speech was broadcast by state run tv and other media on new year's eve. she emphasized result achieved in two thousand thirteen sections economic policies and anti corruption measures he said his government as john the ground and blueprints for the country's future development. he said china will press ahead with reforms in twenty fourteen to make the country and strong the one living being has been going on usually topped with human woman. usually until one of me. nonetheless the tenth of the month. what in the queue up. should it go but in the tie shoes and go home only to know what i'm going. chatted for the uga count for bongo she made no mention of china's territory disputes with other countries that is developing a small low cost satellite
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-- the words of john kerry as he makes his 10th trip to the region in just over a year. the u.s. secretary of state has been meeting with the israeli prime minister, and tomorrow, he will head to the west bank for talks with the palestinian leader. he is armed with a proposal for talks that covered everything from borders, security, jerusalem, and palestinian refugees. he admits there is a lot of work ahead. >> both remain suspicious of the other side despite the fact that we are discussing really difficult complicated issues. i am encouraged that the parties remain engaged. >> john kerry says he brings with him the best wishes of the american people to ariel sharon, israel's former prime minister who has been in a coma for the past eight years. doctors say his health is deteriorating, having endured multiple organ failure. sharon endured a stroke in 2006 withdrewfter israel from palestine. >> for most of the past eight years, ariel sharon has been receiving treatment here at this in centralter israel. news of a deterioration in the former prime minister's condition has brought a flurry of
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as possible. >>> u.s. secretary of state john kerry says israeli and palestinian leaders are going to need to make some tough choices. he's trying to get them to agree on a framework for a peace deal. kerry met in jerusalem with benjamin netanyahu. the israelis and palestinians got back to the bargaining table in july last year. kerry is making his tenth trip to the region to help craft a final deal. >> we have always known that achieving peace is a long and complicated process. it's a tough road. but this is not mission impossible. >> kerry is urging both sides to narrow their differences on a framework for an agreement. the framework would address core issues such as the border of a future palestinian state, the status of jerusalem. kerry is expected to stay in the region for several days. he also plans to meet with palestinian president mack mud abas. >>> the prime minister of india says he will hand over the country's top job after the next general election. sing has been in power for the past decade. his congress party is currently struggling in the polls and was trounced in recent st
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. >> a second day of talks with reservations still apparent on both sides. u.s. secretary of state john kerry ended the day with palestinian president mahmoud abbas in ramallah after spending the morning with israeli officials in jerusalem. he is attempting to get the two parties to agree to a framework or piece deal negotiations. visit to theh region since march last year. >> i know that there are many who are ethical of whether or not the two parties can achieve peace, but i will tell you that i have personally learned power of about the reconciliation. >> israeli media reports some details of the framework may be released as early as saturday morning. that has not stopped both camps from accusing each other of sabotaging peace talks. >> i know i am committed to peace, but unfortunately, given the actions and words of palestinian leaders, there is growing doubt in israel that the palestinians are committed to peace. thesraeli settlements in west bank remain a major obstacle for the palestinians. other key issues likely to be on the table -- security, refugees, and the police -- the release
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